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The Moluccan Cockatoo has an orangish pink accent in its crest, and a lightly tint on the body!
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I have a 17 month old hand reared Mollucan cockatoo who is an absolute sweetie pie, she has the most beautiful wings I have ever seen and thats why named her Angie, short for Angel. Never in my life have I come across a bird as loving as Angie. Angie talks and whistles non stop all day, she says words such as 'Hello Noo-noo, Helloooo my baby and Angie'. She makes alot of mess and chews any thing she can get her beak on, her huge cage is a mission to clean everyday but I dont mind. I am the happiest bird owner in the whole world. I couldnt have asked for a more loving companion!!
My mollucan cockatoo Sulu is one of the most active birds I own. if she is not chewing all the wood in the house, she is screaming "I am cute, you are not" at the top of her lungs. She is just like a two year old and she makes you work hard, but she is worth the effort.
I just received a moluccan cockatoo whos name is lucifer from an animal rescue. his previous owner had him for 13 yrs and she passed away. he seems very sad and doesnt want me touching him. he will let me feed him from my hand, but that is about it.
i think he is lonely and would love to get him a friend. i spend alot of time with him but i think he needs more. if u know of anyone who cant care for theirs, please email me at: email@example.com thank u,
I have been raising Molucccan Cockatoos , well a pair anyway, now for over ten years , I plead to you this do not let them live their lives alone , get them mates and suffer the rages.```
MY MISS MURRFY WAS AN ABUSED BIRD WHEN I GOT HER.I HAD HER UNTIL SHE BECAME A BREEDER BIRD. EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY WAS SPENT WITH HER. SHE LEARNED 45 WORDS AND HAD HER OWN SEAT IN THE CAR. SHE WAS PLAYFUL WITH THE CATS AND DOG. SHE WAS 14 WHEN I GOT HER.
FOR 2 MONTHS SHE HAD NIGHTMARES EVERY NIGHT AND NEVER STOPED PLUCKING HER CHEST, LEGS, AND BACK. YOU CANT ALWAYS GET THEM TO STOP BUT SHE WAS MY BEST FRIEND AND I WOULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN IN A HOT MINUTE.
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I also have aquired a wild caught Moluccan. I don't know his way back past, but he was in an animal training program here in Southern California for many years. I was assigned to his during one year there. During the teen years there he started mutilating his chest. I've had him for 9 years now. 6 of those years he wore a collar to prevent the mutilation.In the past 3 years I have been giving him Haloperidol, a human drug, 3 drops in the morning and that is it. He ceased mutilation and now lives beautifully collar free. I think of it as a miracle. He still plucks his chest a bit, but no mutilation. There is no change in his personality, it just removed the obsession he had with his chest. He is once again the pretty, fluffy, white bird I fell in love with....
I purchased Java, a female, in 1980 when she was about 1 yr old as an imported bird, a norm during that period. She is a wonderful friendly bird with a calm disposition. However, at 19 yrs old she started to feather pick and after several years has managed to do a lot of permanent feather/folicle damage. These birds require A LOT of personal attention, not only during the first years of their life, but throughout their life. There was a period several yrs ago I did not give her the attention she needed, and the picking started. Although she now gets plenty of love and attention, the picking is now a habit and reversal has been unsuccessful..although we're still trying. I can go on and on with all the positives of these incrediable loving birds who will go out of their way for your hugs and kisses (they prefer this over food when being rewarded for tricks), but please do not purchase a Mollucan unless you can give it LOTS of love and attention every day of their long 60 yr life span.